Atlanta-based Bounce TV, the nation’s first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, has acquired the television rights to four packages of African American-oriented motion pictures in individual, multi-year licensing agreements with The Walt Disney Studios, Miramax, Sony Pictures Television and MGM Domestic Television Distribution, it was announced by Bounce TV Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Katz.
Among the titles Bounce TV acquires from The Walt Disney Studios: The multiple Academy Award-nominated What’s Love Got to Do with It starring Angela Bassett as Tina Turner; The Preacher’s Wife starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston; Washington starring in He Got Game; the Eddie Murphy comedies The Distinguished Gentlemen and The Haunted Mansion; Mr. 3000 starring Bernie Mac; Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit; Glory Road, the story of the first all-black starting five to win an NCAA basketball championship; Halle Berry as The Rich Man’s Wife; the 1994 action comedy A Low Down Dirty Shame starring Keenan Ivory Wayans and Jada Pinkett Smith; Shaquille O’Neal as Kazaam; Snow Dogs, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Cool Runnings, based on the true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team to make it to the Winter Olympics.
From Miramax, Bounce TV lands such titles as: 2002’s Academy Award-winning Best Picture Chicago featuring Queen Latifah’s Oscar-nominated performance; the multiple Academy Award -nominated Passion Fish with an all-star lineup led by Alfre Woodard; Morgan Freeman in An Unfinished Life, with Jennifer Lopez and Robert Redford; Sarafina! starring Whoopi Goldberg; Nick Cannon in 2008’s American Son; Marlon Wayans in the comedy Senseless; Scary Movie 2 and LL Cool J in the thrillers Mindhunters and In Too Deep.
Among the Sony titles: Beyonc� headlining Cadillac Records; Jamie Foxx in Stealth; the Cuba Gooding Jr. comedy Daddy Day Camp; the classics To Sir, With Love and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner starring Sidney Poitier; Spike Lee’s School Daze; Richard Pryor in Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling and The Toy; Stomp The Yard 2: Homecoming directed by Rob Hardy…
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